evidence (n.) Old form(s): euidence
witness, testimony, avowal
2H6 III.ii.21[King to all] Proceed no straiter 'gainst our uncle Gloucester / Than from true evidence, of good esteem
AC I.iii.74[Antony to Cleopatra, of himself] My precious queen, forbear, / And give true evidence to his love [i.e. bear true witness]
Luc.1650[Lucrece to Collatine, of Tarquin] His scarlet lust came evidence to swear / That my poor beauty had purloined his eyes
MA IV.i.35[Claudio to Leonato, of Hero] Comes not that blood as modest evidence / To witness simple virtue?
R3 I.iv.186[Clarence to Murderers] Where is the evidence that doth accuse me?
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